Honestly the thing that I’m most upset about with the sixpenceee child slave scandal is that we have a real opportunity to raise awareness about migrant domestic workers, but y'all are just seeing the surface and condemning it when there are a bunch of reasons that Made this the norm. One of which is the rampant use of child labor to produce our consumer goods. Another is the crippling poverty and growing divide between the rich and poor that makes this so widespread.
Children who work as migrant domestic workers are (almost always) not being trafficked, and are typically being paid the most in their family, which keeps families from literally starving to death without putting the same children into sweatshops or jute paddies where they’d be in almost inherently unsafe working conditions, having to work absurdly long hours, and be exposed to toxic chemicals. Domestic workers aren’t sold to the employer family, and they can technically leave when they want to, but it would almost always have dire consequences for their family due to the loss of income and regaining of an additional household mouth to feed (which is why domestic workers can often fall into the category of forced labor). Domestic workers are even more at risk of mistreatment (from physical, emotional, sexual abuse to wage theft) than other poor Indians because they tend to become isolated in daily life. Better safeguards and regulation for domestic worker documentation could fix that since it’s mostly in the informal sector currently. That said, better regulation could also fix the manufacturing and agricultural practices, but it hasn’t. Honestly though, it really isn’t as cut and dry as y'all are making it out to be.
Maybe take a sec to learn about domestic workers in South Asia before y'all decide to pop off about the subject. This really is a cultural norm that we’re getting ironically holier than thou about when we don’t have the right to because we also employ countless poor children in developing countries through the goods we purchase. This is just a different iteration of child labor. Google is your friend.
which arab countries have still slaves ????